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Raymond Federman Papers

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Scope and Contents

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Correspondence

Manuscripts

Material Toward Books

Professional Projects

Teaching

Samuel Beckett Research Material

Personal Papers

Works by Others

Ephemera

Audiovisual

Printed Material

Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)



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Raymond Federman Papers, 1941-2010 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Raymond Federman Papers, 1941-2010Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1941-2010

ID: MS/MS/ms044

Primary Creator: Federman, Raymond, 1928-2009

Extent: 266.0 Boxes

Languages: English, Croatian, German, Finnish, Slovenian, French, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Italian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Raymond Federman Collection includes extensive draft and proof materials toward Federman's books including Double or Nothing, Amer Eldorado, Aunt Rachel's Fur, and Shhh. Also, materials relating to his critical work on Samuel Beckett, short stories, poems, essays, extensive correspondence, unpublished works, reel-to-reel audio recordings, student dissertations and teaching materials, clippings and other ephemera, photographs, and born digital materials.

Collection Historical Note

Raymond Federman (May 15, 1928 – October 6, 2009) was a French–American novelist and academic, known also for poetry, essays, translations, and criticism. He was a writer in the experimental style, one that sought to deconstruct traditional prose. This type of writing is quite prevalent in his book Double or Nothing, in which the linear narrative of the story has been broken down and restructured so as to be nearly incoherent. Words are also often arranged on pages to resemble images or to suggest repetitious themes.

Federman was born in Montrouge, France, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1947. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan from 1951 to 1954, he studied at Columbia University under the G.I. Bill, graduating in 1957. He did his graduate studies at U.C.L.A., receiving his M.A. in 1958, and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 1963, with his doctoral dissertation on Samuel Beckett.

He taught in the French Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1959 to 1964, and in the French Department at The State University of New York at Buffalo from 1964 to 1973, and as a fiction writer in the English Department at SUNY-Buffalo from 1973 to 1999. He was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor in 1990, and in 1992, appointed to the Melodia E. Jones Chair of Literature, where he served until retiring in July 1999. In 2000, he was appointed as Distinguished Emeritus Professor.

Federman died of cancer at the age of 81 and in May 2010, his final new English novel, SHHH: The Story of a Childhood, was released by Starcherone Press.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Some restrictions. Please contact Curator for more details.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Technical Access Note: The library cannot provide access to all born-digital materials due to lack of required hardware/software. Requests for born-digtial material may require advanced notice. Please contact Special Collections for more details.

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 2096. Purchased from Raymond Federman, 1997

Accession number 2013.033. Purchased from Lame Duck Books, November 13, 2013

Accession number MSS2017-028. Purchase from Erica Federman, September 11, 2017

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Finding Aid Revision History: Edited on 8/15/2018 by Elizabeth Winter under the supervision of Robert Manley


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books],
[Series 4: Professional Projects],
[Series 5: Teaching],
[Series 6: Samuel Beckett Research Material],
[Series 7: Personal Papers],
[Series 8: Works by Others],
[Series 9: Ephemera],
[Series 10: Audiovisual],
[Series 11: Printed Material],
[Series 12: Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)],
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Series 10: AudiovisualAdd to your cart.

Audiovisual consists of 8 mm films, 7" reel-to-reels, 33 1/3 LP record, stereo demonstration record, and CDs.

CDs are located with the Digital Assets Coordinator. All other media are located in the Film and Media vault.

Sub-Series 10.1: 8 mm filmAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Federman family in France, 1964: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Federman family in New York City, 30 Rock, and beach, 1964: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Federman briefly appears at the end
Sub-Series 10.2: 7" reel-to-reelAdd to your cart.
The original boxes have been discarded. Any information recorded on the original boxes have been photocopied and located in the administration files.
Item 1: Eisen Stein on "Prayer" (Side 1) Zionism Eisen Stein (Side 2)Add to your cart.
Item 2: From Pricks to Piece, 1963: January 4Add to your cart.
Side No. 1: Samuel Beckett, K.P.F.K.
Item 3: Israel & the Diaspora (Part 1) Meaning of Prayer (Part 2)Add to your cart.
Could be the wrong lid for the tape.
Item 4: Jazz RevisitedAdd to your cart.

NPR Scheduled Tapes, Issue 7444. Time: 29:00. Content: "I Can't Get Started"--Versions of the jazz standard by Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole, Lennie Tristano, Erroll Garner & George Auld.

Two other labels printed under top one.

"JR-7444 -- 'I Can't Get Started'" on side label

Item 5: Ozmette Coleman Special Recording in his own studio, 1962: December 27Add to your cart.
2 sides, 1 hour 15 minutes. Dave Eisenson--Bass, Charlie Moffat--Drums, Ozmette Coleman--Alto
Item 6: Poetry: The Other CountriesAdd to your cart.
3 Poems--La mai / Le geste / Vieille Peau with Cage. "FOR ENG. USE ONLY" written on cover. 406 1200 ft.
Item 7: R.P. Louis Bargon S.J. Conference & VC (1) Le Nouveau Roman Et Le Nouveau Theatre (2), 1962: November 18Add to your cart.
"Spanish 101--2" and "Tape XIII d" crossed out on label. Tape length: 3 3/4. "Empty Reel" label printed on cover.
Item 8: Samuel Beckett: Where now? Who now? Where now 3Add to your cart.
The names Rudy Cohen, Rene 'e Hubert, Leonard Prouko, and Raymond Federman listed under "Panel Discussion"
Item 9: The Sullen Art: Dave Ossman & Raymond Federman, 1961: December 19Add to your cart.
Speed: 7.5, Time: 0.33 "Mica Interview" written on side. Originator: KPFK. Broadcasted on KPFK on March 2, 196 & on WBAI on February 10, 1962.
Item 10: Spicer; Marshall; Artaud; Ginsberg; LindsayAdd to your cart.

Jack Spicer: Vancouver Lectures (#1) ; Spring 1965, "Dictatum" -- Fragment missing, "I really ought to explain..."

Edward Marshall: "Leave the Word Alone..." (1956) in Butan 

Antonin Artaud: To Have Done With The Judgment of God (written and produced by Artaud for French radio but never released -- poor quality in original technically)

Allen Ginsberg: 11/26/63 ( Press sponsored reading)  July 1966: Wichita Vortex Satra (recorded from KGED program) 

Vachel Lindsay: The Congo ; The Flower-fed Buffaloes ; The Mysterious Cat

Item 11: Sun Discussion Contin'dAdd to your cart.
"1/2 of 1st side Krapton continues on prayer/to no noislide 8 Chr. Brown
Item 12: UntitledAdd to your cart.
Untitled tape in a red & black "Audiotape" box. 1200ft. on 1 1/2 mil Plastic Base Type 1251 printed on the side. A90224 stamped on the side.
Item 13: Waiting for Godot Act I, 1962: December 24Add to your cart.
"Sam queu two--Editorial" written on bottom cover.
Sub-Series 10.3: 33 1/3 LP recordAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Michael Mantler: No Answer with Jack Bruce, Carla Bley, Don CherryAdd to your cart.
Music by Michael Mantler. Words by Samuel Beckett (from How It Is). Copyright 1964 by Grove Press, Inc.
Sub-Series 10.4: Stereo demonstration recordAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Stereo demonstration à la 1957 (Walter Gajewski), 1974Add to your cart.
John Farrell (voice) and Walter Gajewski (synthesizer). 33 1/3 RMP
Sub-Series 10.5: CDsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 2Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 2: Active--2006 Documents Words 2006Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 3: Active all Files Backup Feb 2005Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 4: Active Sam + Me God-AssAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 5: Les Adrets 2008Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 6: All Active-- 5/15/03Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 7: Amer EldoradoAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 8: Arpenteur 2008 FauvierAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 9: art de fakt ray federman surfiction jazz no. 2Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 10: art de fakt ray federman surfiction jazz nr. 3Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 11: Art de Fakt Ray Federman Suriction Jazz XXXXAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 12: BackeyAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 13: Beckett Pause Minidrama (UA)Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 14: A Ca Çueue Leu-Leu The LineAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 15: cie nüte mon cais en neuf PantiesAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 16: Detritus Sam BookAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 17: La Double Vibration @G.M.Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 18: Eric Giraud La Pabrration des Anernass France Cuerue Aer 2006Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 19: Farm--Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 20: The Farm (Conigi) RTF WP10Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 21: The Farm Revised MS Word WP10Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 22: FedermanAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 23: La Ferme @G.M.Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 24: intermedium rec. "...the whole thing's coming out of the dark" samuel beckett--words/sounds & moving imagesAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 25: Interview with Larry McCaffery (06.3.19) + Raymond Federman (06.3.20)Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 26: Jokes to PositionsAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 27: Livre SamAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 28: Moinus & Sucette 31/05/06Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 29: Moinus + SucetteAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 30: Moinus Sucette PDFAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 31: Mon copps eu 10 parties @ quillaume MartinsAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 32: PCF045 New Fiction, 1994  Disc OneAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 33: PCF045 New Fiction, 1994  Disc TwoAdd to your cart.
2 items.
Item 34: PCF046 New Fiction, 1994Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 35: PCF047 New Fiction, 1994Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 36: PCF068 Beckett, 1993  Disc OneAdd to your cart.
2 items.
Item 37: PCF068 Beckett, 1993  Disc TwoAdd to your cart.
2 items.
Item 38: PCF074 Beckett, 1993Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 39: PCR 261 Prigent, 1993Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 40: Photographics DV 14/01/2008Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 41: Raymond Federman at ses cun's La Chastruese 13 Juillet 2005Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 42: Raymond Federman Die Stimme Im SchrankAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 43: Sam Samuel Murez me2 Choreography by Samuel MurezAdd to your cart.
2 items.
Item 44: Seduction 1 and 2  Norton Anti-virusAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 45: Take it or Leave it von Raymond Feerman Aus dem Amerikanischen von Peter TorbergAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 46: Take it or leave it von Raymond Federman Hörspielbearbeitung und Regie: Ulrich GerhardtAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 47: UntitledAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 48: A Voix Nue "Grands entretiens d'hier et d'aujourd'hui" Raymond Federman [1/5] Qui est Raymond Federman?Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 49: A Voix Nue "Grands entretiens d'hier et d'aujourd'hui" Raymond Federman [2/5] La force poétique de son écritureAdd to your cart.
Item 50: A Voix Nue "Grands entretiens d'hier et d'aujourd'hui" Raymond Federman [3/5] Le cabinet débarrasAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 51: A Voix Nue "Grands entretiens d'hier et d'aujourd'hui" Raymond Federman [4/5] Le suicideAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 52: A Voix Nue "Grands entretiens 'hier et d'aujourd'hui" Raymond Federman [5/5] "Mon corps en neuf parties"Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 53: What's the Word? Samuel Beckett #215Add to your cart.
1 item.
Sub-Series 10.6: VHSAdd to your cart.
VHS tapes are numbered according to Raymond Federman's arrangement
Item 1: R.F. Reading Normal, IL, 1991: February 28Add to your cart.
1 hour 19 minutes
Item 2: Interview /Federman, 1992: March 28Add to your cart.
22 minutes
Item 3: Federman in Lublin, 1995: May 11Add to your cart.
4 hours 6 minutes
Item 4: Federman [Japanese text on front], No dateAdd to your cart.
54 minutes. Home video: Shot of Japanese city; description by French speaking woman; interior of hotel; Federman in lobby and then in cab; shots of crowd and subway; cross country train; another city; visiting a museum, etc.
Item 5: Talk: Portrait Rayment Federman, 1998: November 25Add to your cart.
31 minutes
Item 6: Federman to Coast: an InterviewAdd to your cart.
2 minutes
Item 7: BucherJournal "Raymond Federman Portrait", 1990: April 25Add to your cart.
10 minutes and 20 seconds
Item 8: Kulturzeit, 2001: September 6Add to your cart.
8 minutes
Item 9: Multiples; Jandl Gedichte; Schwitters Ursonate, 1989/1990Add to your cart.
1 hour 30 minutes
Item 10: The Voice in Rainbow WASH, 2000: NovemberAdd to your cart.
2 hours 3 minutes
Item 11: Raymond Federman, 1999: March 24Add to your cart.
1 hour 11 minutes
Item 12: Raymond Federman at the 92nd street Y; "Eating Books" Medalle College Buffalo NY, 2001: March 27 and 2001: October 15Add to your cart.
8 minutes
Item 13: Federman in Lublin, 1995: May 11Add to your cart.
4 hours 6 minutes
Item 14: Federman, 1997: March 13Add to your cart.
27 minutes
Item 15: Die Stimme i Schrank von Raymond Federmann, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 hour 6 minutes
Item 16: Die Stimme i Schrank von Raymond Federmann, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 hour 6 minutes. SAME AS 16/TAPE DESTROYED
Item 17: Federman Reading in California, 1999: May 10Add to your cart.
46 minutes
Item 18: Canape, 1997: April 1Add to your cart.
29 minutes
Item 19: MDR/Artour, 1997: May 22Add to your cart.
24 minutes 28 seconds
Item 20: From Order to Chaos: Raymond Federman, No dateAdd to your cart.
16 minutes
Sub-Series 10.7: DVDAdd to your cart.
Item 1: A Voix Nue, 2005: November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books.
Item 2: Princo [Nic Mac] Raymond Federman - Benoit PeetersAdd to your cart.
Located in Film and Media vault

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books],
[Series 4: Professional Projects],
[Series 5: Teaching],
[Series 6: Samuel Beckett Research Material],
[Series 7: Personal Papers],
[Series 8: Works by Others],
[Series 9: Ephemera],
[Series 10: Audiovisual],
[Series 11: Printed Material],
[Series 12: Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)],
[All]


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